Fred Thomas

Fred Thomas

GUEST POST: Fred Thomas is back as Senate Majority Leader: what could possibly go wrong?

By Bitterrooter

The Republican leadership in the Montana Legislature has just announced that Fred Thomas has been named Majority Leader of the state Senate.

When Senator Thomas announced his intended candidacy for returning to the State Senate way back in 2011, he was quoted as saying, “My campaign platform is simple… Let’s learn from recent mistakes. As they say, those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” (Bitterroot Star, 11/30/2011). 

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Monday Quick Takes: Reading the TEA (Party) Leaves for 2017

Nazi Lit in Missoula In Missoula this week, American Nazi Party literature showed up in Missoula, the Missoulian reports: Fliers citing the American Nazi Party have appeared on some Missoula doorsteps, touting “the white working class” and disparaging Jews. Readers may have noticed that the Helena IR also…

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GUEST POST: An Embarrassment of Leaders

by Justin Robbins Robbins is a frequent contributor to the Cowgirl Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @JustinRobbins15 Most of us have that uncle.  You know the one…you’ve probably even been thinking about him as we enter the holiday season.  He’s living on Social…

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Senator Who Ruined Montana’s Cheap Power Peddling More Lies

This week Senator Fred Thomas and fifty-five other Republican legislators signed a letter to the Governor, demanding that he “do everything in his power” to prevent Syrian refugees from settling in Montana. Good thing for Montanans that the letter was not about energy policy, for Thomas…

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The Puppet Show

Yesterday on the floor of the Montana House of Representatives, TEA Party Republican Randy Pinnocci gave a speech in favor of his bill to prohibit the United Nations from the “use of technology for controlling human activity…and the indoctrination of children for global citizenship.” (Which 41…

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2015 Legislative Caucuses Meet Today

How this work – and what it means Today, Montana’s new and returning legislators will convene for the first time to get some training, meet as R and D caucuses, and vote for leadership. In the 2015 session there are a number of candidates vying…

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Supreme Court Unanimously Tosses TEA Party Lawsuit

The Montana Supreme Court today rejected an attempt by TEA Party AG Tim Fox and a TEA Party legislative candidate to block a citizen’s initiative to accept federal funding for health care for the working poor and veterans today. In a unanimous ruling, the justices…

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Medicaid Expansion Story Misses the Boat

A recent Public Radio story about a ballot measure to use federal funds to expand Medicaid coverage to the working poor left out some important information which left readers with an inaccurate view of what’s really going on. Republicans are trying to claim that a…

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Senate District 29’s Big Anti-Gay Obsession

A rumble between two Republicans infamous for their anti-gay remarks will soon be underway in the Sweetgrass, Columbus, Park City area, where two TEA Party hotheads are going to tangle for state senate in a very conservative district. Rep. Joanne Blyton (R-Red Lodge, birther) has…

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